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Lookout Mountain, Golden
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Lookout Mountain is a foothill on the eastern flank of the Front Range of the Rocky Mountains of North America. The 7377ft peak is located in Lookout Mountain Park, 2.7km west-southwest (bearing 245°) of downtown Golden in Jefferson County, Colorado, United States.MountainDowntown Denver, 12 miles to the east, can be seen clearly from the mountain. It is known for its natural scenery and has played a major role in area recreation, transportation, water supply and telecommunications. The summit is famous as the gravesite of William Frederick "Buffalo Bill" Cody and has several sites listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Its earliest known inhabitants were the Ute tribe of American Indians, who used the mountain as a lookout point upon the surrounding region.Built in 1913, the Lariat Loop road ascends from Golden up the steep east side of Lookout Mountain. Mountain bikers and hikers can also follow the Chimney Gulch trail, a difficult, narrow "single track" hiking trail that crisscrosses the Lariat Loop road twice on its way to the summit. Lookout Mountain is also popular with paragliders.
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  • Begin your journey into the mountains by checking out this location. You have 360 degrees of amazing views. They even have a map that shows you the names of all the other mountains.....just remember l...  more »
  • The kids and I pulled off here for a place to stretch our legs and get some pictures. We loved the view. Would be a great place for a picnic! 
  • For someone with a fear of heights this was a challenge driving up the mountain. Once we arrived the fear dissolved and the beauty of nature took over. It makes you wonder what it was like long before...  more »